3 ways to overcome unemployed graduates issue

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Secretary-General Datuk Ahmad Maslan says high unemployment rate among Bumiputera graduates is getting serious and must be attended to immediately.

Referring to official news that 70 per cent of the unemployed are Bumiputera, the Pontian MP there is no equilibrium between the need between skill and semi-skill jobs compared with the graduates with special skills.


As such, he makes three suggestions to resolve it, being:

  1. The establishment of Keluarga Malaysia Training Scheme to employ them in both the private and civil services;
  2. Grant issuance as a startup to potential business provided that those involved took up training at chosen agencies; and
  3. Make entrepreneurship subject compulsory in universities, colleges and technical and vocational training.

The Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU) yesterday released a survey entitled ‘The Pandemic Impact on Bumiputera Graduates’ Opportunity’ which stated that only 73,400 or 27 per cent of them found employment in the private sector in 2020 as compared with 103,900 or 40 per cent in 2019.